“Zoom Face”, or using video calling during lockdown has made many very conscious of their appearance – especially prominent facial veins. These can be large veins on the forehead or temple that cast shadows in certain lights, or small red veins around the cheeks or chin.
Although facial veins are not usually a medical concern, they can be very distressing cosmetically. Small ones can be hidden by make-up but bulging ones causing shadows are impossible to hide.
Although many clinics offer treatment for small veins, only The Whiteley Clinic has developed and published the latest treatments for large bulging veins that cast shadows.
Brand new techniques developed by Prof Mark Whiteley, can now be used for bulging veins on the forehead and temple area.
When the veins bulge, they can often be too big for effective treatment with the non-surgical options. In these cases, surgical removal is the better option to achieve a good result. The procedure is known as ‘phlebectomy’ which literally means removal of the vein.
Removal of veins and arteries on the temple, forehead and face is a challenging area of venous surgery. The local anaesthetic technique for doing this has been developed by Professor Whiteley using image magnifying techniques.
Vertical forehead veins can now be treated with a patented endovenous laser method using a tiny incision in the hairline, developed by Prof. Mark Whiteley and Dr Charles Esteves Pereira in Brazil.
New techniques developed at The Whiteley Clinic mean these can now all be treated. Small red veins, especially on the cheeks and nose, are removed by Victoria Whiteley at The Whiteley Clinic using lasers and advanced electrolysis.
There are several procedures that can be used to treat facial red veins and the best one is selected based on the intensity, size, colour and location of the vein(s).
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) works very well in treating any diffused redness and is also beneficial if you suffer with Rosacea.
For the more defined red veins that develop on the cheeks and chin area, Electro Surgery uses a current to heat and cauterise the vessel. The blood then clots, before it is broken down and reabsorbed by the body, leaving the skin to heal and the dead skin cells to flake away.
Patients who are assessed at The Whiteley Clinic benefit by receiving the best clinical advice. More complex cases can be jointly assessed with Victoria Whiteley and Professor Whiteley thus ensuring a treatment plan that provides optimal results.
For more information about the above treatments or to book in your consultation, please call 0330 058 1850 or email [email protected].